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Personal Blogs

We have come to the end of the pilot year of our Welcome Notes project in the Netherlands and we would like to share some experiences from one of our workshop leaders with you.

Ruud Borgers has been a big part of our Rock School, sharing his talent and knowledge with all of us throughout the years. Now you have the chance to get to know him even better in the following interview!

Janneke Daalderop, a former trainee of ours, created this rap inspired by her experience in our Training of Trainers program.

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January 10, 2017
January 10, 2017

The following piece was written by Lisa Convery, Music Bridge trainee, following the first training week of the 2016-2017 program.

Read the personal report from Edmon, Palestinian music workshop leader, about the Musicians without Borders training he followed in The Netherlands.

“I am committed to put music for the community in my heart and soul; and be the source in sharing and giving all that I have learned and experienced the last few weeks. And by doing that I will make life a little bit better, lighter and joyful on this planet.”

November 13, 2016
November 13, 2016

“I am a Palestinian refugee and music has been the moon of my nights all my life. It was my only refuge from the darkness of the camp and the coldness of the walls in our rundown house.”

“Next time a child makes a mistake try and celebrate that mistake with him or her. Then they will learn from that mistake. After you have celebrated their mistake sit and talk to the child, then the child will trust you, feel protected, loved, hopeful and important in the community.”

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